Athenahealth adds mobile decision tool to epocrates for COVID-19

In an effort to help the healthcare community tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, EHR vendor athenahealth announced additional capabilities to its mobile medical reference application epocrates.

WHY IT MATTERS

The app now can deliver real-time Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for medical decision support for clinicians, with the aim of reducing the time needed to comb through all of the information released by the CDC daily.

The functionality was added in the face of the growing reliance the healthcare community has had on these guidelines as the virus spreads and patients require immediate care.

The company noted views of the guidelines have increased 600% over 10 days, receiving seven times more views than any other set of guidelines in the epocrates app.


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